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Old 09-22-2009, 12:43 PM   #1
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cutting metal siding for pole barn


What is the best way to cut metal pole barn siding? I have electric shears but they don't go over the ribs very well. Almost impossible to cut the angle for the gable ends with them. I have tin snips but they are hard on the hands. Any ideas would be helpful. Thanks

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Old 09-22-2009, 01:01 PM   #2
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http://www.dewalt.com/us/products/ac...categoryID=969

I use a cordless dewalt with a metal cutting carbide blade.

wear ear/eye protection

support your panels

cut from the back side with the panel laying face down

cut the end that will be hidden under trim at the top if possible.

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Old 09-22-2009, 11:31 PM   #3
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The manufacture of my metal siding recommends against cutting with a circluar saw. They claim that the heat generated will damage the paint protection and will allow the siding to start rusting along the cut. Which then voids the warranty.

So any other suggestions out there?
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